Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing on August 8 during their regular 6 p.m. meeting regarding a proposed ordinance to establish a temporary closure of West Smith Road. The proposed ordinance comes in response to a request from the City of Ferndale to close West Smith Road from Northwest Drive to Ferndale City Limits to complete the city’s Pump Station 15 Decommissioning Project. Katy Radder, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Ferndale, said the decommissioning project will require approximately 40 days to complete and is expected to begin in September or October when groundwater levels are low.
To participate in the public hearing on the proposed road closure ordinance, you can attend the August 8, 6 p.m. meeting in person inside Council Chambers at 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham or virtually via Zoom. You can also share your comments with Councilmembers prior to the meeting at [email protected].